Whilst enjoying your day out at Weston, this dynamic and ever-changing corner of our world is worth a visit, whether you have an eye for artistic creations or simply enjoy seeing something new and different.
Originally built in 1767, the Art Gallery was unused for many years before becoming the subject of a total and most sympathetic restoration, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now set beneath a splendidly characterful old beamed roof, you’ll find the Art Gallery in the building that houses the Granary Grill & Deli, and here you’ll discover monthly selling exhibitions by acclaimed artists from the UK and beyond, along with items on loan to the gallery from private collections. Visitors to the gallery can enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Granary Deli or lunch in the Grill.
The exhibitions in the Granary Art Gallery are organised by Weston Park’s Curatorial & Learning Department.
The Gallery is also available to hire for Group and Solo shows. For more information on hiring the Art Gallery, please email email@example.com.
The Granary Art Gallery welcomes Colin Self and his exhibition ‘Glances’ this January and February.
Colin Self is a significant figure in British art history. Self studied at Norwich School of Art before attending the Slade School of Art in London during the early 1960s, where he met fellow artists David Hockney and Peter Blake. Born during World War II, his earlier work demonstrated a sensibility to political issues and nuclear paranoia, making him the only British Pop artist to refer explicitly to the Cold War. He also produced works featuring apparently harmless motifs from contemporary life and consumer society, which at times conveys an unexpected atmosphere of violence and sexual threat. His intention was to produce a detailed record of his society, which, in the event of its destruction, would convey its essential qualities to anyone coming across his work in the future. Deeply suspicious of the commercial art world, in 1965 Self returned permanently to Norwich where his subject matter and his repertoire of techniques continued to expand, taking in atmospheric Norfolk landscapes, still-lifes and studies of human behaviour.
11am – 4pm
Please note the Art Gallery will be closed on the 25th and 26th December.